Eon warns on EU emission cuts

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Series Details 1.7.09
Publication Date 01/07/2009
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Report of a FT interview with Wulf Bernotat, Chief Executive Eon, June 2009. he said that the European Union risks driving industry out of the region if it continues to push for deeper cuts in carbon dioxide emissions than other economies.

'It is a European political issue whether the European Union can continue to lead the policy process if the rest of the world is not joining in,' he said.

In a subsequent development EurActiv reported that the majority of EU environment ministers lent their support at the Environment Council on the 11 June 2010 for deeper CO2 cuts later in 2010, with several, including France's Jean-Louis Borloo, speaking strongly in favour. Italy's minister, however, said the move was not backed by Rome.

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EurActiv, 14.6.10: EU ministers rally support for 30% CO2 cuts http://www.euractiv.com/en/climate-environment/eu-support-rises-upping-ante-emissions-cuts-news-495193
ESO: Background information: EU chief urges more ambitious carbon target http://www.europeansources.info/record/eu-chief-urges-more-ambitious-carbon-target/

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